October 30, 2012: Our hearts and thoughts go out to all of our listeners, friends and colleagues affected by Hurricane Sandy. Michael and I were both fortunate to come through the storm with just a little inconvenience. I hope that you all made it through safely and with limited damage, and that it’s a quick recovery for those of you who did suffer loss and damages.
This episode was recorded (and show notes written) on Monday, October 28, 2012.
Hurricane Sandy is wreaking havoc with our ability to record a new episode this week, so we’ve decided to try a little experiment. We know that many of you count on us to occupy part of your listening hours on Wednesdays, so we don’t want to leave you stranded. Therefore, we’d like to introduce you to Angry Robot Books through their podcast, The Angry Robot Podcast, hosted by Mur Lafferty. We’ve included their podcast episode #19 in full in our feed this week, so that you can listen without having to seek it out.
Angry Robot is a publisher that I have had the pleasure of working with directly for the past few years. They publish very interesting books that somewhat defy categorization, but might best fall under the umbrella of science fiction and fantasy. They’ve recently launched a Young Adult imprint called Strange Chemistry. Two of their titles, Blackwood by Gwenda Bond and Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig, are books that I’ve wanted to talk about on BOTNS for awhile. In addition, many of you have been asking for more science fiction content.
This episode features an interview with Adam Christopher, author of Seven Wonders, and Chuck Wendig, who talks about Mockingbird, the sequel to Blackbirds which I mentioned above. Don’t worry, there are no spoilers! I really enjoyed Blackbirds, and after hearing Adam Christoper talk about Seven Wonders, I’m betting that Michael picks up a copy very soon.
We”ll be back with a regular episode next week!